Trip to Kep and Bokor

ថ្ងៃទី២៤ ខែកក្កដា យើងទៅដើរលេងនៅភ្នំបូកគោ

សបា្ដហ៍នេះមិត្តភក្តិខ្ញំុមួយចំនួនបានទៅភ្នំបូកគោជាមួយនិងខ្ញំុ។  យើងសប្បាយរីករាយប៉ុន្តែខ្ញុំឈឺគូទបីថ្ងៃពីព្រោះយើងទៅភ្នំដោយម៉ូតូឆ្ងាយ។  ភ្នំនោះគឺប្រហែល១៣០គីឡូម៉ែត្រពីក្រងភ្នំពេញ។  ដើម្បីទៅអោយទាន់ដល់មុននឹងពេលត្រង់ យើងត្រូវបានចេញពីភ្នំពេញនៅម៉ោង៦:០០ព្រឹក។ 

នៅតាមផ្លូវ យើងឈប់នៅហាងបាយហើយនិងញុំាបាយសាច់ជ្រូកនិងផឹកកាហ្វេ។  ពេលដល់ភ្នំយើងចាប់ផ្ដើមទៅឡើងលើភ្នំ។ នៅតាមផ្លូវយើងឈប់ថតរូបនៅជុំវញនេាះមានទេសភាពស្រស់ស្អាតណាស់។  ខ្ញុំបានគិតថា៖ “អ្វីគ្រប់យ៉ាងគឺស្អាតណាស់និងធម្មជាតិ”

នៅលើភ្នំនេាះគឺត្រជាក់ណាស់និងមានចុះអ័ក្រនិង មានខ្យល់ខ្លាំង។ ក្រោយពេលយើងទៅចុះមកវញ  យើងទៅញុំាបាយនៅកែប។ 

ពេលដល់កែបហើយមនុស្សម្នាក់ៗគឺឃ្លានណាស់ដូច្នេះយើងបានញុំាបាយជាមួយគ្នា។ ពេលក្រោយសំរាកហើយនិងទៅផ្ទះវញ។

My first attempt writing a "story" in Khmer. I'm really trying to up my game in this area, so I want to be more intentional about writing Khmer. It takes a ton of time, though. I'm still getting used to the keyboard, what keys to hit for what character, how to use words, confirming spelling in the dictionary, etc. But I guess that's all part of the learning process, right? I'm so glad I continue to pursue learning the language. 

Anyways, this past week a few of us took a day trip to Kep and Bokor by motorbike. I was anticipating a very sore butt, so yes I was riding standing up at times on the way back, but we had a great time together. I really love exploring which I don't get to do much of around here. After living in Cambodia for almost 5yrs, this is the first time for me visiting Kep and Bokor Mountain. Kep is about 3hrs west of Takhmao and Bokor Mountain is literally next door. Kep is a coastal town, so when you start making your way up Bokor Mountain, you have a breath-taking view of the sea, surrounding towns and other smaller mountains (large hills). Once at the top of the mountain, we couldn't see much. It was extremely foggy and quite chilly. If my phone was giving me accurate info, we were about 1,320m. higher in elevation, so that's pretty significant for around these parts. I decided not to lug my D3s with me and I'm glad I did. My iPhone did just fine!

Enjoy the photos.